$350 per month from ruining scary films?

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I came across a website that is earning on average $350 per month. From highlighting jump scares in movies and TV shows.

I didn't know what a jump scare was until I read more.

When I figured it out, the reality of what it is was crazy to me.

People are actually searching online for where the parts in a film or TV show are that will make you jump.

Is it me or isn't the point, not to know when the scary bit is?

Anyway, where there are people with a problem, as entrepreneurs it's our job to come up with a solution. And profit in the process.

Contributors sign up to the site for free. They then write articles with timestamps of where the jump scares happen in movies and TV shows.

The site owner doesn't even have to write the content, the contributors do it. The site owner then approves the article.

This is a 5 min job and as a result, Google spews its SEO juice all over the site.

The site is currently only monetized by showing ads.

If I was the owner of this site here are some of the things I would do to increase the monthly revenue...

Firstly they are already collecting email addresses so I would double down on that and grow the list.

If you sign up to this site as a contributor or a fan wanting to know new horror movie releases. It's fair to say that you're a horror film fanatic.

I'd do daily emails all about horror.

Content including but not limited to:
  • Reviews
  • Backstories
  • Must-watch horror movies
  • Upcoming movies and TV shows
  • Must see indie horror films
  • Terrible horror shows
  • Funny horror shows etc

The opportunity for content is never-ending. There are always new horror films and TV shows coming out

In EVERY email, I would have a call to action that either directly or indirectly adds to monthly revenue.

Amazon prime films, Netflix, Hulu, etc all have affiliate programs. You can find other less known affiliate programs too with a bit of digging.

You could also do brand deals with companies and have sponsored email ads as your list grows.

I would make this site the go-to place for horror film lovers. I would build a recognizable brand around a person rather than a faceless company.

You could launch a YouTube channel, Podcast, branded merch etc.

All adding additional revenue streams.

I would also put effort into growing the site with SEO-optimized blog posts.

The opportunities are endless and could be a great project for the right person. With opportunities for many streams of income.

That is how I would go about growing this niche site.

What would you do to increase revenue?

Jouvan
#$350 #films #month #ruining #scary
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    Really fun thread and cool ideas. Love the horror niche and agree it's ripe for expansion (imo there's a pretty big contingent of "horror nerds" out there). In addition to the ideas you listed, perhaps one could set up a seasonal affiliate program for Halloween costumes and the like? For the hard-core film fans, perhaps a fan fiction portal (user created scenes) might make sense for a UGC content extension? Additionally, might be able to partner with niche-specific video services like Shudder and Crypt TV to generate revenue as a customer acquisition referrer...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      I would have never thought about the horror niche until I came across this site.

      I love your ideas, that is dope!!

      Someone could really make an amazing business off the back of this little niche $350 per month site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
        Agreed - great niche and would make for a fun business to boot. I'm not a super fan per se, but have always enjoyed, say, Jason Blum's movies, and beyond that have been consistently impressed by how horror films, year in and year out, seem to outperform their budget. Lot of consumer demand imo...
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        • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
          I'm such a big wuss with horrors, I hate the feeling of being scared so I always think to myself "Why would I voluntarily scare myself for entertainment" lol and put on an action film lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I don't know this niche but I have been watching a YouTube channel that's full of backstories about fairground accidents and stuff. The channel was only started in 2019 but it's had millions of views.


    Abandoned places is another niche with god level views if you create decent content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      That's super interesting, there are loads of unique little pockets on the internet that can be very profitable that most of us never even think about.

      Who would have thought Abandoned places would be so popular!
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

        That's super interesting, there are loads of unique little pockets on the internet that can be very profitable that most of us never even think about.

        Who would have thought Abandoned places would be so popular!
        Discovery has Mysteries of the Abandoned. Tells the popularity of the subject.

        https://www.discovery.com/shows/myst...-the-abandoned
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        • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
          That's annoying, I can't view that website from my country. Are you able to summarize some of the stats, please?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mekkitki
      Can you share this Youtube channel name?
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Never know what we may find at WF thanks Jouvan. Got the hardrive between the ears active on that one.

    And if I were you I would reach out to that site owner and make it all happen.
    Who knows
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Yeah, it could be a great business. Unfortunately, I don't have any real interest in the horror niche, movie spoilers annoy me and I'm pretty busy working on projects that excite me at the moment.

      That's why I thought it would be best to share it publicly and maybe it would inspire someone to start their own or purchase this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    CinemaSins (and TVSins) exists for the same reason - point out cliches, continuity errors, plot holes, etc on films and TV shows.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmcintosh
    The truth is internet needs more sources to make money as a lot of time goes into keeping things new and fresh with latest contents. So, that's a good way to make it possible. At least new to many of us.
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